Oregon Mentors is excited to partner with the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, Education Northwest's National Mentoring Center, and Friends for Youth in the coming year to deliver a FREE monthly Webinar series for mentoring professionals.
Webinars will be offered the third Thursday of every month from 10 to 11:15am PST. Detailed topics will be listed below and additional information is available on our calendar.
I Choose You: A Look at Youth-Initiated Mentoring
- Date: Thursday, April 25
- Time: 10:00 - 11:15am PST
- Cost: Free
Does your mentoring program struggle to effectively engage adolescent youth? Do you pour limited programmatic resources into, recruitment, screening, matching and match-support efforts for this population? If so, please join us for an informative conversation on Youth-Initiated Mentoring (YIM) an innovative, relatively new approach to mentoring that empowers youth to explore and engage existing healthy, adult role models in their life. Drs. Sarah Schwartz and Jean Rhodes (University of Massachusetts-Boston) will share their research on this innovative approach and provide an overview of the impact of youth-initiated mentoring as it relates to relationship durability, community assets, and youth outcomes.
In our March 2013 webinar, we introduced the new Handbook of Youth Mentoring, 2nd Edition. Throughout the year, several webinars will look in-depth at specific chapters in the Handbook, while will continue to cover other pertinent topics in mentoring research and practice throughout the year!
Youth Mentoring in a Contemporary Perspective: The Handbook on Youth Mentoring
Advocate & Raise Our Collective Voices in Support of Mentoring
Looking Back, Looking Forward
Maximizing the Message: Using Social Media to Expand Your National Mentoring Month Outreach
Mentoring Disconnected Youth - How Mentors Can Help Reconnect Youth to School and Work Opportunities
Growing the Evidence Base for Mentoring: The Research, Lessons Learned, and Long-Lasting Impact of Public/Private Ventures
The Importance of Closure
Back to School: Training Mentors for Effective Relationships within Schools
Pushing the Boundaries of Mentoring: SIYM 2012 Preview
Better Mentoring for the LGBTQ Youth in Your Program
STEM Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities
Engaging Youth in Mentoring Programs and Relationships
Innovative Matching Strategies: Examples from the Field
Meaningful Mentoring with High-Risk Youth: Tips for Mentors and Program Coordinators Working with High-Risk Youth with Dr. Roger Jarjoura
Cropping the Big Picture - Determining What the New Meta-Analysis Means for Your Mentoring Program with Drs. David DuBois and Tom Keller